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A planet exists within a solar system, a solar system exists within a galaxy and a galaxy exists within the universe, which is like, really freaking big.
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A Galaxy has stars and dust and a solar system is in the Galaxy and is a group of planets orbiting the sun
Solar System: The sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field. Galaxy: A collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each ha…ving many stars and nebulae and dust.
A solar system is a single star in this case the SunA galaxy is an area in the universeA universe is every thing.
A universe is a area in space that contains many galaxies and a galaxy is a group of stars of 100 billion or more. Finally a solar system is a sun/star that has an orbit (grav…itational pull) and has planets or other matter orbiting it.
Moon - A body orbiting a planet * Planet - A body orbiting a star * Star - A ball of burning gas * Solar System - A collection of planets and satellites orbiting a star …or stars * Galaxy - A collection of stars * Universe - The area which contains every particle of matter in existence
The Solar System is the Sun and other interstellar objects which revolve around it. A Galaxy is a massive collection of stars. The Universe is everything.
The Universe is much larger, and contains many solar systems.
In a solar system you find a few planets orbiting a star. In a galaxy you find billions of stars orbiting a galactic nucleus (probably a super massive black hole).
Explain the difference between the solar system constellations star clusters galaxies and the universe?
The solar system is a system of planetary objects in revolution around a central star (like our sun). Our solar system is comprised of the following planets: Mercury (closest …to the sun), Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Pluto is just outside the orbit of Neptune, but is no longer considered one of the primary planets -- it is considered an ice dwarf. Most of the stars that you see in the sky have planets revolving around them -- just like the planets revolve around our sun in our solar system. When planets orbit a star, they make up a planetary system called a solar system. Constellations describe a group of stars in the celestial sphere (which is simply the sky as apparent to observers on Earth) that were grouped together -- mostly by the ancient Greeks or ancient Arabic cultures -- to make up a picture or image, often as depicted in a historically relevant mythlore. For example, when we look up at the sky and see the big dipper, we are actually looking at a constellation called Ursa Major (the big Bear) -- the "big dipper" is NOT a constellation, it is an asterism, because it does not represent the ancient Greek mythlore, but is instead a modern way of depicting that grouping of stars. Ursa Major, or the Big Bear, can be seen easily if you look at the handle of the dipper as the tail of the bear (I know, that's a long tail -- but that's part of the mythology) and the saucer section as the body of the bear. These star-pictures are a connect-the-dots way of remembering where celestial objects are in the sky. There are a total of 88 constellations. Constellations are completely relative to our celestial sphere -- so if you were to stand on the surface of another planet, you would not be able to see the same constellations. Star Clusters are another kind of celestial object visible in the night sky, but unlike constellations, they are made up of hundreds or thousands of stars which appear to be in such close proximity that they form a dense cluster. The Pleiades is one example. There are two kinds of star clusters: Globular -- which are gravitationally bound, very dense star clusters of many, many old stars -- and Open clusters, which usually contain fewer stars, and often they are younger. Galaxies are massive congregations of stars, all gravitationally bound. They also contain planetary objects, dust, and gaseous stellar remains. The Milkyway is our galaxy, and it is classified as a barred spiral. Andromeda is the nearest galaxy to us. Stars within a Galaxy all orbit a center mass, just as the planets in a solar system orbit a center star. There can be from ten million stars to a hundred trillion stars in any given galaxy, and the universe is simply littered with galaxies. Think of a galaxy as a microcosm for the universe -- for ever star in a galaxy, that can easily by thought of as a galaxy in the universe. Trillions of galaxies make up our universe. Trillions of stars makes up our largest galaxies. Most of these stars have planets revolving around them in solar systems. This is the makings of our universe. The universe is slightly more complicated to strictly define, but in simple terms it can be described as the space in which all existence is contained (debatable? Yes. But this is the simplest way to think of the universe). In the "beginning" the universe was an incredibly dense, infinitely small point of matter and energy, which exploded outwards to create our ever-expanding universe -- all of space and time. Whether or not it will collapse on itself, what it is expanding into, and what actually caused the big bang to occur -- well, these are all more theoretical questions which may be beyond the scope of our inquiry. If this is for homework, you'll probably be asked to list these objects from largest to smallest, or smallest to largest. From smallest to largest: Planets, Stars, Solar Systems, Constellations, Star Clusters, Galaxies, Universe.
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Solar System is our Sun and the eight planets (Plus all the other stuff that revolves around our Sun). The Universe is everything - I mean everything. Trillions of stars, bi…llions of galaxies and more than likely trillions of other solar systems.
A solar system can be contained within a galaxy.
Evolution Sucks! GO GOD!
They thought it was a explosion in the universe so they sent astronauts into space.
A solar system consists of one or two stars and one or more planets. A galaxy consists of numerous stars/solar systems.
How does the universe differ from what ? We only know ofthe one, so it's hard to imagine what we could compare it to. If you mean how do these things differ from each other… ...pretty much completely. A planet is a celestial body that isn't a star, is large enough tohave its own weight pull it into hydrostatic equilibrium (you canbasically think of this as "being round"), and has "cleared itsorbit", which is a little complicated but basically means that it'sthe biggest thing anywhere near its own orbit by a large margin(some exceptions could be made for "double planets", where twosimilarly-sized objects share the same orbit and also orbit eachother). A solar system consists of at least one star and at least one otherobject, which could be another star or a planet or even justgravitationally bound debris (like asteroids or comets). The universe is everything. Which is why we only know of the one,there's only one set of "everything". It's possible to quibbleabout this and talk about parallel universes or alternate universeswhich are separate from ours in some way, but we don't know of anyand probably can't know of any.
The difference is semantic; the solar system is the collective identity of all bodies considered together as a whole, i.e., the Sun, planets, etc.; whereas the bodies woul…d refer to each of those making up the solar system: the planet Neptune for example is "a" body in the solar system.